First off, check out the post immediately below to get the scoop on the first week of our October issue.
And now the news…
Tom Spurgeon catches another sign of the apocalypse, The Globe drops Garfield.
Still checking out Warren Ellis’ The Engine from time to time. But today, I accidentally found another “engine” site – this one the home of a UK creators’ collective. On this engine, there’s an interview with Alan Moore there worth reading (Go to this page and scroll down for the link). There’s apparently plans to have webcomics there too although nothing is posted at this point.
This week’s Digital Strips podcast focuses on webcomics collectives. (While we’re on podcasts I’m not sure I remembered to link to the Blank Label Comics interview with Eric “Websnark” Burns from awhile back.)
Benjamin Birdie has moved his webcomic Genre City: Plan B from Modern Tales to his webcomicsnation site, !Pass. This means the archives are now free so go forth and read. Definitely worth it! (And after you read it you can, like me, start hounding Birdie for more updates. But we hound out of love Ben, really we do!)
Marvelous Patric is having a sale – starting today (October 10) for a limited time, subscriptions to his webcomic Freaks N Squeeks are only $15 a year (normally $20). Month to month subscriptions are $2.00 per month, making the yearly subscription an even better value during this limited time offer.
No one has dropped out of The Daily Grind contest this month. Given that I’m expecting this contest to end when some of them are in nursing homes, I’m not shocked but someone has dropped out each month so far (four did in September).